In Beaverton, Oregon students at Five Oaks Middle School put up banners promoting tolerance. According to the AP a parent who wished to remain anonymous said he emailed the principal to
complain about the signs which he felt were inappropriate.

The parent said the school isn’t open to other beliefs and ways of life,
such as celebrating Christmas, so this sign shouldn’t be allowed
either.

The school principal removed the banners claiming that they violated rules requiring pre-approval. Sure.

Apparently the principal did not explain to the parent that public schools do not celebrate Christmas because to do so violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment. Furthermore doing so might make the non-Christian uncomfortable.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.